jaunty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “jaunty” in the English Dictionary

"jaunty" in British English

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uk   /ˈdʒɔːn.ti/  us   /ˈdʒɑːn.t̬i/
showing that you are ​happy and ​confident: a jaunty ​grin/​step. When he came back his ​hat was at a jaunty ​angle and he was ​smiling.
adverb uk   /-tɪ.li/  us   /-t̬ɪ.li/
He ​scampered jauntily down the ​stairs.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of jaunty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jaunty" in American English

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jauntyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈdʒɔn·ti, ˈdʒɑn·ti/
happy and confident
adverb  us   /ˈdʒɔn·təl·i, ˈdʒɑnt-/
He ​scampered jauntily down the ​stairs.
(Definition of jaunty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jaunty”
in Spanish alegre, garboso…
in Vietnamese vui nhộn…
in Malaysian ceria…
in Thai ร่าเริง…
in French désinvolte…
in German munter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻松活泼的, 喜洋洋的…
in Turkish mutlu, neşeli, kendinden emin…
in Russian веселый, бойкий…
in Indonesian ceria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕鬆活潑的, 喜氣洋洋的…
in Polish raźny…
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